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Thread: Lone Star in progress--- need opinions

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    think it depends on the look you are going for. My suggestion would be to try red, or shades of orange to make it vibrant. If you want a calmer look, I would go lighter but with a color that would not wash out the cream color you have. Maybe a white or very light blue. Good luch on whatever you decide, it will be a beautiful quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinchick
    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112
    It's turning out beautiful! Someone posted this link on a topic yesterday I have had fun playing with it. It might help you decide on what back ground color to use. I personally would use a purple or a darker yellow than what is in the star. I don't think your points will get lost if the contrast is high.

    http://colorschemedesigner.com/previ.../index-en.html
    Well I downloaded the colorschemedesigner thing to use off line, but I can't find it any where and even did a search for it in my computer and there is nothing in there and I downloaded it twice. Sure wish it could have made an icon on the desktop so no way to use it off line for me Grrr. Thanks for the link any way. I don't really understand how to use it tho with out the star on it. I wonder if my picture can be loaded onto it. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay
    Can you use it online? I don't know of a way to load your star on to it. But what you do is pick your color, it looks like your main color in the star was blue. You click on that then underneath the color wheel are some buttons, mono, contrast, triad, tetrad, analogic. If you click on the blue color and have the MONO selected it will give you four shades of blue on the right side of the color wheel. If you select one of the button under the color wheel it will give you your blue but other colors in the wheel that would look good with your selection. Under the color options window is another set of buttons, called VARIATIONS: Default, Pastel, Dark Pastel, Light Pastel, Contrast, & Pale. If you select your blue color on the wheel, then click on triad, then under the color options click on light pastels it will change your original options to shades in pastel. IT's A REALLY cool TOOL. I hope you can play with it at some point. And again I would go with a bright yellow or purple as your background that is what the color wheel suggested under Tetrad, color scheme.

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    Thanks,, I added it to my favorites and then maybe tomorrow I will lay out the star where I can see it from the computer and dink around with the tool. I was just playing with it and I clicked on some of hte oranges and found a nice light brownish tan that might look good and I played with other ides too. going to play with it some more tomorrow. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    Lighter I think. It is going to be beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I vote lighter, i am afraid some of the points would get lost in the dark. Also make sure the light is a different tone from the light in the star for the same reason :wink:

    GREAT JOB :thumbup:
    Same here!!
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    I agree!!! Its gonna be lovely! :-D

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    quote:
    Thank you for this link I added it to my favorites so I can look at them. I did look through some of the pictures and did get some great ideas. There are pages of beautiful lone star quilts. Mine is going to be a twin size and I wanted to put a smaller star in the corners and then maybe a nice boarder. I'm going to look through more pictures after awhile. Thanks again all of you, Huggies, Fay[/quote]

    If you're thinking of putting stars in the corners you might look at Broken Stars. It is a lot more work though. I just think it's pretty. My aunt made one: old-style. Tracing the template with a pencil, cutting out by hand, sewing together by hand and then quilting by hand...I'm glad I was born when I was!

    You can also check out this link to see lots of pictures. If not on this quilt, maybe another! I'm in the process of making a Lone Star and may never make another one!

    http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&s...=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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    Might I suggest white? That way none some of your lighter colours would have definition. Let us see what you decide...looks exciting!

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    I say go with stark white!!! I feel the colors will pop out better, star points will show up great and you can use any color in the star for the binding! MHO

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    Lighter! :)

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